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Meetings, events, demonstrations and film showings

Issue No. 1990

Respect | Troops home from Iraq – don’t attack Iran | Stop the War | Socialists and the movement | Racism, Islamophobia and freedom of speech | SWP meetings| movement events | Bookmarks events | film showings | demonstrations & lobbies

Contact Respect with any queries. Phone 0870 850 1978, go to, or e-mail [email protected]

BrightonStop the great pensions robberyWed 1 Mar, 7.30pmHanover Room, Brighthelme Centre, North Rd
CrawleyRacism, Islamophobia and free speechThu 9 Mar, 8pmLangley Green Community Centre, Stagelands, Langley Green.
Haringey Islamophobia – the new racismThu 9 Mar, 7.30pmPhoenix Millennium Community Centre,
386 West Green Rd (cnr Vincent Rd), London N15
Lewisham and GreenwichHamas and the Palestinian electionsThu 16 Mar, 7.30pmWest Greenwich House, Greenwich High Rd
Wandsworth and MertonIslamophobia, the war and freedom of speechThu 9 Mar, 7.45pmDerinton Road Community Centre, 101 Derinton Rd (cnr Blakenham Rd), London SW17

Troops home from Iraq – don’t attack Iran
Organised by Stop the War. Contact StWC with any queries. Phone 020 7278 6694, go to, or e-mail [email protected]

BarnsleyWith Andrew Murray (StWC national chair), local Muslim and trade union speakers.Wed 8 Mar, 7.30pmBarnsley central library, Shambles St.
BirminghamWith Sue Smith, Billy Hayes, Salma Yaqoob, Lindsey German, John Johansen-BergThu 9 Mar, 7.30pmCarr’s Lane Church Centre
BrentWith Jeremy Corbyn MP, Haifa Zangana (Iraqi author), Peter Brierley (Military Families Against the War), Muslim Association of BritainThu 2 Mar, 7.30pmPakistan Centre, Marley Walk, Station Parade, London NW2
EalingWith Lindsey German, Craig Murray.Wed 8 Mar, 7.30pmEaling Town Hall, Uxbridge Rd, London W5.
HammersmithWith Andrew Murray.Thu 16 Mar, 7.30pmHammersmith Town Hall, King St,

London W6.

Leigh-on-SeaWith Chris Nineham (StWC), Military Families Against the WarWed 1 Mar, 7.30pmLeigh Community Centre, Elm Rd, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex
Lewisham With Jeremy Corbyn MP, Sami RamadaniWed 8 Mar, 7.30pmAll Saints Church,
105 New Cross Rd,
London SE14
Sutton Coldfield With Clare Short MP, Sami Ramadani, Naheen Malik, Rahimi FamilyFri 10 Mar, 7.30pmFellowship Hall, South Parade
Tower Hamlets With Tony Benn, Rose Gentle, Sami Ramadani, John Rees
For info e-mail [email protected] or phone 07958 535 231
Wed 1 Mar, 7pmSkeel Lecture Theatre, People’s Palace, Queen Mary University, Mile End Rd, London E1 (Mile End tube)
York With John Rees and othersFri 3 Mar, 7.30pmPriory St Community Centre

Stop the War
Contact StWC with any queries. Phone 020 7278 6694, go to, or e-mail [email protected]

DorsetBritain’s nuclear deterrent
Debate between Oliver Letwin MP and Bruce Kent.
Organised by Yeovil & Sherborne StWC
Thu 9 Mar, 7.30pmConference centre, Gryphon School, Sherborne
HouslowStart the Peace
Showing of International Peace Conference DVD.
Fri 3 Mar, 7.30pmHouslow Community Centre, Montague Rd.
LondonThe media, Islamophobia and the war on terror
With Jonathan Steele (Guardian), Yvonne Ridley (Islam Channel), Sami Ramadani (London Met University) Mark Steel (Independent), Tim Lezard (NUJ president)
Organised by Media Workers Against the War
Thu 7 Mar, 7pmConway Hall,
Red Lion Square, WC1
Southport'Testimonies from Fallujah', 'Empire and Oil'
Presented by John Pugh MP
Fri 10 Mar, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, Court Rd (nr fire station)
WhitstableFundraising gig
With Bonze
Thu 9 Mar, 8pmDuke of Cumberland, High St. Tickets £3.

Socialist Worker: Socialists and the movement rallies

PrestonWith Moira Nolan, Martin SmithTue 28 Mar, 7pmThe Restaurant, Guildhall

Racism, Islamophobia and freedom of speech
Organised by Socialist Worker

BirminghamWith Chris BamberyThu 2 Mar, 7.30pmBirmingham Sports Centre, Balsall Heath Rd
Black CountryWith Candy UdwinThu 2 Mar, 7.30pmThe City Bar, King St, Wolverhampton
BristolWith Candy UdwinWed 1 Mar, 7.30pmEaston Community Centre, Kilburn St, Easton
CamdenWith Chris BamberyWed 1 Mar, 7pmTheatro Technis, Crowndale Rd, London NW1 (Mornington Crescent tube)
East London Thu 9 Mar, 7pmOxford House, Derbyshire St, Bethnal Green, E2
HarlowWith Vivek LehalThu 2 Mar, 8pmPollys Pantry, Wych Elm
HuddersfieldWith Mahsoom MohamedWed 8 Mar, 6pmCoffeEvolution, Church St
ManchesterWith Chris HarmanThu 2 Mar, 8pmVenus Cafe, Cheetham Hill Rd

SWP public meetings

BarnsleyA rebel’s guide to MarxWed 1 Mar, 7.30pmBarnsley Central Library, Shambles St
Barrow-in-FurnessLatin America and the fight against neo-liberalismThu 30 Mar, 7.30pmHindpool Community Centre, Nelson St
Black CountryRacism, Islamophobia and freedom of speechThu 2 Mar, 7.30pmThe City Bar, King St, Wolverhampton
ChesterfieldA rebel’s guide to Marx
With Chris Bambery
Wed 8 Mar, 7.30pmSaints Parish Centre,
St Mary’s Gate
ExeterLatin America – revolution and resistanceSun 5 Mar, 7pmKing Ludd Bookshop,
New Bridge St
Home CountiesWhat’s happening to the working class?
With Jane Hardy
Mon 6 Mar, 7.30pmTrinity Church Hall, Victoria St (nr station)
MeadwayA rebel’s guide to Marx
With Pauline Walker
Thu 2 Mar, 8pmCommunity Room, Arts Centre, Chatham High St
NottinghamWomen’s liberation in the 21st centuryThu 9 Mar, 7.30pmICC, 61b Mansfield Rd
West LondonCan Palestine be free?
With Anne Alexander
Wed 29 Mar, 7.30pmWe! cafe, 85 - 87 Ealing Broadway, W13

Movement events

LiverpoolSocial work in the 21st century – a profession worth fighting for?
Conference with Beccy Palmer (Asbo Concern), Laura Penketh, Chris Jones.
£25/£15. For info e-mail [email protected]
Fri 7 to Sat 8 AprilDepartment of Sociology, Eleanor Rathbone Building, Bedford St South, University of Liverpool, L69
LondonPalestine Solidarity Campaign trade union conference
With Shaher Sae’d (general secretary Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions), Willie Madisha, (president Cosatu), Diana Butu (legal adviser to PLO), Keith Sonnet, (Unison), Barry Camfield (T&G), Dr Karma Nabulsi, Daoud Abdullah
£15. For info phone 020 7700 6192, e-mail [email protected] or go to
Sat 11 Mar, 9.30am to 5pmCongress House,
Great Russell St, WC1
SOS NHS – safeguarding the future of our NHS
National conference with Frank Dobson MP, health commentators, trade union leaders and NHS staff.
To register go to
Sat 25 Mar, 12 noon to 4pmEuston area
Marxism 2006
A celebration of resistance
Five days of debate, music & film organised by the Socialist Workers Party. For details phone 020 7819 1190 or go to
Thu 6 to Mon 10 July in central London
InternationalFourth Cairo Conference
For details go to
Thu 23 to Sun 26 MarchCairo, Egypt

Bookmarks events
Events are free. To reserve places phone 020 7637 1848 or e-mail
[email protected]

Londonfive for trane
An evening of live music and spoken word with Gilad Atzmon and Martin Smith. Featuring five John Coltrane pieces and a set from Gilad and his new band
Tickets £8/£4 from 020 7637 1848
Tue 14 March, 7.30pmBar 101, Tottenham Court Road (next to Centre Point)

Film showings

LondonRome, Open City (1945)
Introduced by Chris Bambery
Organised by Red Friday Socialist Film Club
Fri 10 Mar, 7pmGoldsmiths Lecture Theatre,
Keppel St (off Malet St), WC1
MerseysideHearts and Minds (1974)
Documentary about opposition to the Vietnam war. Introduced by Ken Loach
Organised by Merseyside Stop the War Coalition
Wed 8 Mar, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, Paradise St (nr BBC Radio Merseyside), Liverpool

Demonstrations & lobbies

LondonMarch and rally for a comprehensive future
With Christine Blower (NUT), Melissa Benn, Mark Serwotka (PCS), Ed Davey, John McDonnell MP, Melian Mansfield, Jane Coles, Baljeet Ghale, Jill Russell
For info phone 07958 542 872 or e-mail [email protected]
Thu 2 Mar, 5.30pmAssemble Ambrosden Ave (by Westminster Cathedral) for march and rally
Troops Home From Iraq – Don't Attack Iran
National demonstration against the war and occupation
organised by Stop the War, CND and Muslim Association of Britain. For info phone 020 7278 6694 or go to
Sat 18 March, Assemble 12 noonParliament Square
InternationalAnti-war protests
on the third anniversary of the invasion of Iraq
18 & 19 March 

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Issue No. 1990
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